Friday, 11 January 2008

Pocket Summer catalogue reveals

The Pocket Books summer catalogue has been released which includes some various bits on novels coming over the next few months. As ever the blurbs and covers from this are unlikely to be the final ones on the books:

Enterprise: Kobayashi Maru, by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin

The exciting follow-up to Star Trek: Enterprise-The Good That Men Do describes the incident that sparked the start of the Romulan War: the destruction of the merchant ship Kobayashi Maru.

The fragile Collation of Planets is convinced that in order to hold the fledgling alliance together something must be done to stop the random destruction of civilian shipping. Under orders from Starfleet, Captain Jonathan Archer and Captain Erica Hernandez, commanders of two of the most powerful starships, have een reduced to convey duty, no more than glorified babysitting. Both captains know that there is something behind all of this systemic destruction. Captain Archer believes he knows who-the Romulans. But will anyone listen to him before it is too late?

TNG: Greater Than the Sum, by Christopher L. Bennett

Believing that the destruction of the Borg controlled ship Einstein will wipe out the Borg forever, Starfleet Command sends out the Enterprise-only to discover how very wrong that decision is....

One lone ship, the former science vessel Einstein, has been taken over by the Borg. Cut off from the rest of the Collective, if the ship can be found and destroyed, the Federation could rest easy. The discovery of a system-wide slipstream that could enable the Einstein to reach the Collective, or worse, give the Borg the ability of instantaneous transportation, convinces Starfleet to send the Enterprise to stop the Einstein once and for all. Although it's only one ship, the Borg have evolved and are more determined than ever to make Earth, and the Federation, theirs.

Star Trek 101, by Terry J. Erdmann & Paula M. Block

Most Star Trek fans are well-schooled in Trek trivia, either through many hours spent watching the series on television or by poring over the myriad references and companion guides devoted to the Star Trek universe. But for the casual viewer, reading through several hundreds of pages of Deep Space 9 can be overwhelming, to say the least.

Star Trek 101 is a snappy, entertaining, and handy primer that defines the key components of the legendry sci-fi phenomenon. And now that the episodes are available for download on iTunes, this interesting and informative guide is especially useful, expanding upon the general television descriptions and quickly bringing the viewer up to speed on who’s who and what’s what in the world of Star Trek.

The catalogue also included these covers for the Myriad Universes Anthologies (interestingly both featuring TNG characters). And made note that Pocket will be doing cross promotion with IDW for many of their Star Trek books.

You can find the whole catalogue, here.

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